Cut in Fuel Prices, Subsidy on Cylinders: Easing the Burden

Cut in Fuel Prices, Subsidy on Cylinders: Easing the Burden

With the announcement by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman of the cut in fuel prices, the citizens of India as a whole heaved a sigh of relief. With the price of petrol coming down by ₹ 9.5, diesel getting cheaper by ₹ 7, it is a sharp cut in central excise duty on...

E-commerce complaints tops list in national consumer helpline

E-commerce complaints tops list in national consumer helpline

Out of the almost 60,000 odd complaints that reach the central government's national consumer helpline (NCH) every month, about 36% is for e-commerce. In 2020, the national helpline received 6, 54,192 grievances of which 28.5% was e-commerce related issues. Banking,...

Is the Budget 2022 Middle Class Friendly?

Is the Budget 2022 Middle Class Friendly?

The Finance Bill 2022 presented by India's Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1 announced measures for a number of sectors. It aimed at boosting growth amidst growing inflation added with the uncertainties of the Covid-19 pandemic. PM Modi hailed the...

Why India is so cryptic about crypto?

Why India is so cryptic about crypto?

Well, true!  Cryptos have been quite popular in India and now with the imposition of 30% tax on all digital incomes including NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) and cryptos made the investors community lose a heart again. My introduction to crypto happened just a few...

The other Covid Effets

The other Covid Effets

When we just thought we are in the endemic stage and the worst is over, we’ve variant, Omicron now. It has hit the world. India too has reported 21 cases so far including 7 in Jaipur, 1 in Delhi, 11 in Maharashtra and 2 in Karnataka as I write this piece. I’m sure the...

Festivals lighted up consumption. But will it last?

Festivals lighted up consumption. But will it last?

Festivals, especially Deepawali, the festival that Indians observe to celebrate the return of Ram from his 14 years of exile reminded us of the triumph of good over evil. Indians across the regions celebrate the day differently, however, the ethos across the country...

Veganism and India

Veganism and India

FSSAI’s recent Vegan logo announcement is a remarkable development in the popularity of vegan foods in India. Going by different reports, it comes to a surprising fact that there was a 47% rise in the vegan related searches in the year 2020. The growing interests for...

What can we learn from Olympians?

What can we learn from Olympians?

What can we learn from Olympians?To be resilient should be the first lesson irrespective of what work you are doing. Irrespective of the time and severity, you will be knocked down at some point and the mental strength to bounce back and punch a blow on the "face of...

Reaching the inaccessible

Reaching the inaccessible

Atul, a boy in grade 5 used to be a bright and talented student until the pandemic began. Due to the closure of schools, he like many of his friends were unable to continue classes and studies. His mother who used to work in a nearby shoe factory had to give up her...

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